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Jared Diamond is the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Collapse, and now the third part of the trilogy, Upheaval. It examines the ways in which six countries have recovered from tumultuous periods in their history. Available May 7.

Much-lauded singer/songwriter/activist and (as the name of her record company indicates) righteous babe Ani DiFranco has written a memoir, called No Walls and the Recurring Dream. Available tomorrow.

Fall; or Dodge in Hell is the new sci-fi thriller from the author of Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson, in which cryonic regeneration isn't all it's cracked up to be. Available June 4.

Big Sky is book five in the Jackson Brodie mystery series by first-rate novelist Kate Atkinson. Available June 25.

Screenwriter and activist Dustin Lance Black, winner of an Academy Award for his screenplay of Milk (the Harvey Milk biopic), has written a memoir titled Mama's Boy about growing up Mormon. Available tomorrow.

Thomas Harris (Silence of the Lambs) gives us another page-turner with Cari Mora, a woman who happens to be the housekeeper of a mansion in which $25 million worth of drug money gold is secreted. Available May 21.

So nice to have Rita Mae Brown and her four-legged, whiskered co-author Sneaky Pie Brown back for a new murder mystery titled Whiskers in the Dark. Available June 4.

Underland by Robert Macfarlane is "an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself." Available June 4.

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